Do not imagine that it is possible, fairly
and squarely, to preach Jesus Christ and
His Gospel without raising opposition.
There is no hope of faithfully preaching
Christ without being called disrespectful
names, regarded as a fool and reckoned
among the vulgar and ignorant. Some kind
of ugly name will always be appended to
the preacher of the true Gospel.
Brethren, expect it and accept it!
Bid farewell to a quiet life, if you
resolve to be true to Jesus.
Nothing excites such animosity
as the preaching of Jesus!
The carnal mind rages
at the Cross of Christ!
That which would be to men the greatest
comfort and the greatest joy if they were
in their right minds, is their direst hate
because sin has perverted their judgments.
Of course nobody opposes
an indistinct, colorless, please
everybody gospel that is not
But speak clearly and distinctly the doctrine
of the great Sacrifice and you will bring upon
your head a shower of opposition.
The carnal mind rages at the Cross of Christ!